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Time to get in the mood for Christmas 🎄 🔔 🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄🔔🎄

The annual children’s Christmas party will be on Friday 21st December.2.30-4.30 email Jessica Adby at svachristmas@gmail.com if you are interested, with details of your child(ren) attending, their name and age. 

Ho, Ho, Ho

On Christmas Eve there will be our usual carol concert at All Saints Church. Starting at 6pm with carols around the Christmas tree 🎄and followed by hand bell 🔔 ringing and carols in the Church with mulled wine and mince pies. Don’t forget your torch! Hand bell ringing will be organised by Ted Burton as always, with rehearsals taking place at 3.30pm on 9,16 & 23 December at Hillside, The Common. Any children in the village who are interested in joining the hand bell group, please contact Ted Burton tedburton221@gmail.com

And on New Years Eve we will once again have our 5 mile Shotesham Fun Run. This is a fun event for runners of any age and ability and is open to all families and friends of Shotesham so why not give it a try. The race will start and finish on All Saints Hill and participants are asked to come along at 10.45 to sign in for an 11am start. For more details contact Matt Sykes – matt@salescadence.co.uk 

The SVA are hoping to organise a New Year get together at the Trinity on Sat 5th Jan. It’ll be an informal evening, bring your own snacks and drinks and will be open to all, but numbers are limited so please contact Ken – resotan@aol.com – if you’d like to come along.

The Shotesham Conservation Area consultation period has concluded and we await the outcome with interest, in the meantime all info can still be found at this link…and the village pond looking splendid (see below) after the efforts of our conservation gang, go along, have a seat and admire the view.

Courtesy of Lesley Munro

Walking Group Newsflash! Click here for info on a very simple way to increase fitness and improve your mental health…..OFFICIAL! Shotesham has a very active walking group where all are welcome, so why not come along, meet your fellow villagers (and dogs 🐶), and keep fit and have some fun! Or you can always walk the Common…..Thoughts of a frequent visitor. 

Thanks  to Lindsay for leading a lovely walk through fields, woods and farms ending up on the Common (or The Globe for some!), with 13 humans, an assortment of dogs and some sunshine too, a very pleasant morning! 

Photo courtesy of Bernie

Next up is a local consensus walk on 30th December to blow away the 2018 cobwebs! Details in the diary but please note, due to some confusion, all walks will now meet up at 10.15 at Trinity. 

SHOTESHAM SCREEN presents….more great movies 🎥 in 2019, see you there! 

WW1 Centenary Big Breakfast! Our event to mark the centenary of the ending of the First World War, click on the photo to see it as it happened. Many thanks to all who helped out at the breakfast, to those who attended and made their generous contributions towards a commemorative bench in the village, and especially to Laura & Raz who are leading and organising. The project is supported in principle by the PC and we’re over halfway to achieving the financial target of £1100, so if you couldn’t make it to the breakfast but would still like to make a contribution, donations can be passed to Raz, Ken or any of the SVA committee members. 

Wait for it….

All Saints Bell Project……update from Bob.

‘Dear All, I am pleased to say that we now have met our target funding for the project. The upgrade will now start early in January and complete by mid-April which reduces the total project time to about 3 months, though it’s a complicated project and we must hope that we do not hit any snags on the way. The schedule now reads: –
Scaffold 3rd Jan
Bellhanger attends for take out 7th Jan for week and a half.
Tower work commences 25th Feb
Installation commences 25th March for 3-4 weeks.

Thanks to everyone who has volunteered to help the bell hanger in this project and thus significantly reducing our costs. The work will be supervised at all times and insurance cover will be in place, if anyone else would like to help and can spare some time during these periods, please contact me at hill.cottage@btinternet.com.’ For more information, click  here

Community information….

Norfolk County Council are currently conducting a budget consultation, to read all about it and have your say, click here. And information regarding options for the North Western Link Road here.

South Norfolk older people’s forum, details here.

For assistance with power cuts, please click this link from UK Power Networks

Thinking Fuel – If you feel you may be paying too much for your oil, Community Action Norfolk (CAN) have a scheme that may assist. Click here to see how you might save and here to see how it works, or go directly to the CAN website for more details.

Our local policeman is PC 1200 Stu Sansbury who now holds the position of Poringland Beat Manager, Stu can be contacted on;

• Direct Dial to Poringland PS: 01603 276207  

Local Police info – October Newsletter

News from Norfolk Police CommissionerNovember 2018 

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